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Portfolio
Work
AR Theater Technical Lead, UC Berkeley • Unity, ARKit, ARCore • Jan - Present
VR Instructor,ARCH 129/229UC Berkeley • Unity, VR, Pedagogy • Jan - Present
Software Engineer, Autodesk • fullstack Javascript • 2014 - 2016
UX / Design Portfolio
Academic Projects
Upper Division Classes
CS194 Computational Photography
CS194 CS184 Computer Graphics
CS189 Machine Learning
CS188 Artificial Intelligence
Human Computer Interface Design
NWMEDIA290 Critical Practices
CS170 Algorithms
EDU140 Educational Perspectives on Learning
Research
BAMPFA AR - XR Lab
Immersive Experience Designer and Developer • 2018-Present
As part of the XR Lab, I am building the Augmented Reality experience for the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), funded by the Arts+Design initiative. Working with Unity and ARKit, I am designing modern interactions, animations and data displays. In using AR to recognize the builders that constructed BAMPFA itself, our team also aims to push the boundaries of educational storytelling, and to show the efficacy of using new media to tell human stories.
Immersive Cinema - VR@Berkeley
Team Lead • 2016-Present
We are a research and production group at UC Berkeley furthering the current language, body of knowledge, and defining the standards that describes 360 and immersive cinema.blogyoutube
Goodly Labs - Berkeley Institute of Data Science
UX, Web Development and Database Design • 2018
I worked on two different research teams:The Deciding Forcethat classifies information from more than 8,000 news articles describing more than 35,000 events which police and the Occupy movement interacted, and onCapital Querythat organizes the difficult-to-research Congressional record into a well-organized, easy-to-query database.
About
Hello! My name is Stephanie Claudino Daffara, but my friends call me Ste. I started off as a filmmaker, became a computer scientist, and have finally now mixed the two into what I am today: an immersive experience creator. From AR museum exhibits to XR integrated Theatric performances, I am always searching for new ways to tell narratives that enhance the delivery and unfolding of stories.
I am a recent graduate from UC Berkeley with a degree in Computer Science. The classes I took focused on Graphics and Machine learning; the research projects I participated in involved Data Science and Visualization; and the collaborations I did with professors involve Augmented Reality and Art. For fun I led an Immersive Cinema (360-degrees) Research and Production group. Today I am still involved with the University, contracted as a VR and AR expert for a diverse number of projects.
In the same way that I practice furthering my own knowledge, I actively seek projects and research teams that focus on the intersection of technology, education and the arts pushing for a reality where everyone has easy access to education and the mental, emotional and financial freedom to follow their creative passions.
So if you are looking for a hand in software development, design or immersive experiences lets talk:stephaniecd@berkeley.edu
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